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    • #118
      Richard K
      Moderator

      Before we proceed with additional discussions regarding fire management in the green belts we should talk with additional landscapers. I think we could find a way forward and make some progress without a $100k lump sum payout.

      I understand Charles Radi in the neighborhood runs a landscaping business and has cleared out behind many homes. He’s available Friday afternoon to propose his plan and ask more questions about the scope of work. Joanne maybe you could join us.

    • #123
      Joanne
      Spectator

      Happy to hear what he proposes. Let me know the time.
      When we met with the landscaper to discuss this bid, he brought along his arborist, who helps Lakeway with their Firewise program. That bid also includes some machinery as there is some hilly terrain. I suggest that we meet at the Waste Water Treatment plant so I can show you an example of the terrain and where bigger machinery is probably needed. It is about 355 greenbelts. Just sharing info that is important to any bid.
      He is a one man company with one trailer, so it will take much longer than our landscaper’s bid of 40 days.

    • #107
      Joanne
      Spectator

      It’s supposed to rain all day Friday… Keep that in mind. I can also meet tonight Thursday

    • #130
      Richard K
      Moderator

      These are good ideas. I believe that we need to get at least Two more quotes. Is Charles insured?

      What time Friday? I am leaving tomorrow in the morning for the weekend.

      Rick

    • #134
      Joanne
      Spectator

      We can’t have more than two of us there. I would prefer to be there if that’s okay Rick

    • #135
      Joanne
      Spectator

      Just asked the District’s attorney about insurance. Any contractor who does work for the District needs to have liability insurance and worker’s comp. Can you pass that along to Charles?

    • #136
      Richard K
      Moderator

      Joanne wrote:
      > We can’t have more than two of us there. I would prefer to be there if
      > that’s okay Rick

      No problem

      Rick

    • #137
      Joanne
      Spectator

      Charles is going to work on a bid, if possible.

      A few notes we should point out when getting bids. I can point these out to Todd. Please let me know if we should add more.

      For bids:
      1) 50 ft. behind homes on WCID land. Leaving good trees, but limbing them up 6-8 feet. Discourage running through greenbelts with big machinery tearing down trees that would be good to keep. That is the cheapest option, but will leave greenbelts barren. Pruning is important and a priority.
      2) Break the bid up by sections if needed. Take large bids and break down into halves or quarters if possible.
      3) Mulch and leave mulch in place behind greenbelts, spread evenly.
      4) Some lots have 2 “greenbelts”-1 behind and 1 on the side. Check all fence lines and focus on those.

      Already written in bid from Todd:
      *50′ setback from fence
      *Remove trees that present a fire hazard
      *Limb up trees
      *Remove shrubs that present a fire hazard
      *Cut grass

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